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Classes

At Modern Domestic, we have a little something for everyone. We offer project-based sewing classes and open format technique-based sewing labs for all skill levels.

 

Students get PERKS!

  • What's our is yours! You have complimentary access to use our sewing studio & classroom tools for the duration of your class.*
  • You receive 10% off fabric & notions for class supplies.

 

Class full? We have a waitlist.

If there's a class you want to take, but it is listed "out of stock" give us a call - (503) 808-9910 - we are happy to put you on the class waitlist.

 

We are constantly adding new classes, so sign up for our newsletter to keep in the loop. If you need more personalized instruction, we also host private lessons to assure your sewing dreams come true. *Open Sew hours are first come, first serve — subject to availability and class schedule — please call ahead! All student perks are limited to the duration of your class. 

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Learn to Sew: Sew Basic Class
$63.00
Our Sew Basic class is the best hands-on introduction to sewing. You will not only learn how to use a sewing machine, but you’ll leave feeling confident and empowered to keep sewing! Everyone is welcome, no matter your skill level.
CLASS FULL! Wednesday, May 22nd, 5pm-8pm
$63.00
Protect your hands and your surfaces with a set of these adorable and super easy to make potholders.  You’ll learn how to piece them together with just a single seam, and how to use a walking foot to secure the layers together.
CLASS FULL! Saturday, May 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm & Sunday, May 26th, 10:30am-1:30pm
$126.00
You will learn to draft your very own Gathered Waist Skirt with a flattering flat front waistband with the comfort of an elasticated back waistband based on your body measurements.
CLASS FULL! Thursdays, May 30th, June 6th, June 15th, & June 20th, 5pm-7.30pm
$210.00
Learn a classic quilt square - the Sawtooth Star - in this fun pattern by Then Came June. The Star Adventure Quilt Pattern is a great beginner quilt that can be made in a variety of ways.
CLASS FULL! Tuesdays, May 28th, June 4th, 11th, & 18th, 6pm-8:30pm
$210.00
This Lab is for you if you’re wanting to level up your pant skills just in time for Summer! Hence the possibility of shorts : )
CLASS FULL! Wednesday, May 29th, 5pm-8pm
$63.00
Do you have a pile of beloved garments with holes, tears, missing buttons, or other small flaws? Learn to use visible mending as a way to repair and redesign by embellishing, illuminating, or adding value.
Monday, June 3rd, 5:30pm-9pm
$73.00
This is an incredible class if you are new to sewing and want to make an adorable zipper pouch! As with all Learn to Sew classes, this class is ideal for brand new and beginner sewists.
Wednesday, June 5th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$63.00
Shop in style with your very own handmade market tote.  Learn to make a simple tote bag with french seams, reinforced twill handles, boxed corners, and its very own pocket-sized storage pouch. 
Saturday & Sunday, June 8th, 9th, & 15th, 2pm-4:30pm
$158.00
Improv quilting can mean so many different things, but at its heart, it means making something uniquely YOU.
Mondays, June 10th & 17th, 5pm-9pm
$168.00
You'll be guided how to properly cut, fit and construct a fun and breezy well-fitting garment that you will love to wear this Summer! This is an easy class that teaches you all the basics needed to complete a beginner sewing project.
Wednesdays, June 12th & 19th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$126.00
In this class you will learn how to take a quilt block from your imagination and turn it into reality!  We will design, draft, and make a quilt block using graph paper and your creativity. 
Friday, June 21st, 4pm-8pm
$84.00
Learn to sew this fun and fit fanny pack! In this class, you'll learn how to thread and sew on our Bernina machines, install a zipper, buckles, & add a lining.
Sunday, June 23rd, 10am-12:30pm
$53.00
These napkins are the perfect finishing touch for any host. This class is a great introduction to using a serger for the first time or if you’d like to grow your serging application knowledge. 
Sunday, June 23rd, 2pm-5pm
$63.00
Make this fun, useful tote bag out of your favorite fabrics! You will learn easy techniques to cut out your fabric pieces, sew a pocket, add shape at the bottom, and attach the straps.
ONE SPOT LEFT! Mondays, June 24th & July 1st, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$126.00
This class is perfect for the beginner sewist looking to start adventuring into garment sewing! Shirt No. 1 by 100 Acts of Sewing is a simple top with short sleeves - perfect for Portland’s hot summer!
Tuesday, June 25th, 5pm-8pm
$63.00
Do you have a pile of beloved garments with holes, tears, missing buttons, or other small flaws? Learn to use visible mending as a way to repair and redesign by embellishing, illuminating, or adding value.
Wednesday, June 26th, 5:30pm-9pm
$73.00
This is an incredible class if you are new to sewing and want to make an adorable zipper pouch! As with all Learn to Sew classes, this class is ideal for brand new and beginner sewists.
Saturday, June 29th, 1:30pm-5:30pm
$84.00
A caftan is a chic, versatile pullover garment that makes warm weather dressing a breeze! In this four hour class, students will learn how to design, cut, pattern and construct a simple caftan to their measurements.
Thursday June 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$63.00
This work session is designed for sewists of varying skill levels to troubleshoot your sewing challenges.  Bring your project at any point in your process, especially if you need an instructor's guidance on specific techniques and skills! 
Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, & 25th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$189.00
Get your questions about sewing with knits & stretchy fabrics answered! You will learn the ins and outs of sewing knit garments from a pattern.
Tuesdays, July 16th, 23rd & 30th, 6pm-9pm
$189.00
Come with a project of your choice (at any point in the process) and a sense of humor, and you’ll receive the customized help to make your project become a reality!
Wednesdays, July 17th, 24th & 31st, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$189.00
Have you ever wanted to recreate that favorite garment you wear over and over again? Well, now is your chance to learn how! 
Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, 31st, & Sept 7th, 2pm-4:30pm
$210.00
This class is perfect for the quilter who has done a few beginner level quilts on their own, and is ready to take it to the next level.
Q Series: Longarm Basic Class, NE Alberta St
$120.00
Meet the BERNINA Q 24 Longarm Quilting Machine in this exciting introductory class! This class takes you through all you need to work independently on the Q 24.
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